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MARGARET AVERY

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Margaret Avery

Margaret Avery


Born: 20 / 1 / 1944 , Mangum, Oklahoma , Usa –

BIOGRAPHY:

Avery is best known for her role as Shug Avery in the 1985 film The Color Purple. Her performance in this screen adaptation of Alice Walker’s prize-winning novel The Color Purple earned Avery an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Among the plays Avery appeared in were Revolution and The Sistuhs. In 1972 for her performance in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, she received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress.

In the television movie Something Evil (1972), a horror story with Sandy Dennis and Darren McGavin, Avery was directed by Steven Spielberg. That same year she made her theatrical motion picture debut as Lark in the MGM crime/drama Cool Breeze with Thalmus Rasulala and Judy Pace. In this blaxploitation remake of The Asphalt Jungle, Avery played the Marilyn Monroe part.

The following year she played a prostitute in Magnum Force, the second in the series of Dirty Harry films starring Clint Eastwood, in which her character was murdered by her pimp, played by Albert Popwell. The character was killed through the pouring drain cleaner down the victim’s throat which was said to have inspired the notorious Hi-Fi Murders case in 1974.






INTERVIEW:

MORE MOVIE WITH: Margaret Avery



Proud Mary
(2018)
Play:



Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
(2008)
Play: Mamma Jenkins



Meet the Browns
(2008)
Play: Sarah



White Man’s Burden
(1995)
Play: Megan Thomas



the Return of Superfly
(1990)
Play: Francine



The Color Purple
(1985)
Play: Shug Avery



Hell up in Harlem
(1973)
Play: Sister Jennifer



Cool Breeze
(1972)
Play: Lark




SERIES TV WITH: Margaret Avery


Being Mary Jane
Being Mary Jane
(2014)
Play: Helen Patterson


Single Ladies
Single Ladies
(2011)
Play:


Roc
Roc
(1991)
Play: Helen


The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
(1984)
Play: Leah


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